On Sunday, we visited Songdo. It's a city built completely from scratch, on reclaimed land. It seems to have been built with a "if you build it, they will come" mentality. Right now, it's eerily empty. I can't tell if the idea is a flop or if it just needs more time (construction doesn't finish until 2014).
It was so strange to wander around empty streets, after having accustomed to the hustle & bustle of Seoul and Incheon. A friend of ours compared it to the scenes of empty New York City in I Am Legend. It was a bizarre but beautiful experience. So many interesting buildings, so much green space! We can't wait to come back and bike around Songdo's Central Park. And grab another muffin from this coffee cart!
*Mike took some photos and made a short promotional video for my school. Check it out here.